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Martin Colreavy, MRIAI,  Appointed as Senior Advisor for Planning, Land Management & Housing Market

Published: Thursday, November 08, 2018

Martin Colreavy - Dip Arch BArch Sc MSc Urban Design MRIAI

Martin is currently a member of the senior management team in the Forward Planning Division of DHPLG, with an advisory and oversight role in the areas of Urban Regeneration, National Planning Framework implementation and related €2 billion capital investment programme under the National Development Plan (Urban Regeneration and Development Fund).

From 2008 – 2018 he was the Chief Architectural Advisor/ Principal Officer in the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and head of business for Built Heritage, Architectural Policy and Strategic Infrastructure. He had specific responsibility for National Built Heritage Policy, Legislation and Planning, Built Heritage Capital Investment Funding, the Government Policy on Architecture Implementation programme (chair), National Landscape Strategy and bodies such as the Heritage Council and Waterways Ireland.

Previously within the Department of Environment, Heritage and Local Government (2003 -2008) as a Senior Housing/Urban Design Advisor, he was responsible for various housing capital investment and Regeneration programmes including policy documents on Architecture and Urban Design, such as Quality Housing for Sustainable Communities 2007.

Having extensive previous experience as a Senior Architect within the private sector since 1995, working both in Ireland and Germany, Martin has been involved in many major award winning developments in Civic Design, Urban Design, mixed-use developments, educational buildings and Housing.

Martin has also held various positions in the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) such as professional practice examiner 2004-2007, RIAI Honorary Treasurer 2008-2009, RIAI Vice-President 2010, Chair RIAI Urban Design Committee 2010-2015. He is both a registered Architect and has an MSc Urban Design from UCD (2003) and has been an Honorary Academician of the Academy of Urbanism since 2007, an organization which promotes exemplary practice in quality Urbanism throughout Great Britain and Ireland.

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